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Echo Burning Mass Market Paperback – Apr 30 2002

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Jove; Reprint edition (April 30 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515133310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515133318
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 3.2 x 17.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 87 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #216,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jack Reacher is Spenser before Robert Parker domesticated his Boston PI--in fact, Reacher's even tougher than Hawk. He can inhale and exhale a few times and pump up his muscles so they make a bad character think twice about tangling with him. And he's spent enough time on the right side of the law to know how to operate in the gray zone if that's what it takes to save the fair maiden, punish the bad guys, and right any other wrongs he happens to encounter in the course of his wanderings. Echo Burning is vintage Lee Child, a smartly paced, intricately plotted, and masterfully characterized thriller starring Reacher, the ex-military cop who's so concerned about commitment to anything--a woman, possessions, a permanent address--that he only owns the clothes on his back. But he's the kind of justice-seeking guy you'd want on your side, especially if you were an abused wife trapped in a marriage you can't get out of until, and unless, somebody bumps off your old man.

Reacher's sympathetic, but he's not crazy. Nonetheless, he allows himself to be drawn into beautiful Carmen Greer's orbit, which ought to teach a guy not to hitchhike. Agreeing to protect her from the husband who's about to be released from jail and, according to Carmen, who's about to pay her back for tipping off the authorities to the tax fraud that landed him in prison, Reacher moves into the bunkhouse of the Echo, Texas, ranch that's owned by the bigoted, bitter, but powerful Greer family, which despises Carmen because she's Mexican and tolerates her only because she's Sloop Greer's wife and the mother of his child. The expected bloodshed ensues, but it's Sloop, not Carmen, who ends up with a bullet in his head. Reacher's convinced that Carmen acted in self-defense, even after other evidence comes to light that suggests there's more--and less--to her unhappy tale than even her own lawyer believes. This is the best Jack Reacher yet, smart, stylish, and convincing. If it's your first encounter with Child's work, be sure to check out his backlist--Running Blind, Tripwire, etc. --Jane Adams

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Jack Reacher, the vagabond freelance lawman who never hesitates to stick his nose into private business, takes his lively act to Texas, embroiling himself in what starts as a messy domestic dispute before turning far more ominous. The rugged former army cop comes to the aid of Carmen Greer, who picks him up on the side of the road one morning outside Lubbock, then asks him to kill her abusive husband. Sloop Greer is getting out of prison in a few days, and Carmen fears he will start beating her again. Reacher declines, but agrees to protect Carmen, hiring on as a cowhand at the couple's remote ranch in Echo County, Tex., far outside Pecos. Within hours of Sloop's return from prison, where he was serving time for tax evasion, violence strikes. But the victim isn't Carmen; it's Sloop. He's found shot dead, and Carmen is arrested. End of story? Hardly. Most wandering heroes would move on at this point, but not Reacher. He begins taking a hard look at both Carmen and Sloop's past, as well as local history. What he finds ugly secrets, human suffering, political evil is repulsive to a man who's been around as many blocks as Reacher. Child (Running Blind; Tripwire) has developed a fine franchise with Reacher, who comes from the Robin Hood mold, but has enough personal quirks and moments of unusual insight to separate him from the pack. Set in a literally and figuratively smoldering landscape, this is a clean, infectious story that taps deeply into two troubling human emotions the psychology of abuse and the desire for retribution. Author tour. (July)Forecast: Reacher's fifth adventure a BOMC, Literary Guild, Mystery Guild and Doubleday Book Club selection is among his strongest, and should hook even those who haven't read the other novels in the series.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book has it all for the PC fan: redneck "gringas" that hunt mexican "wetbacks" like dogs; a beautiful lesbian lawyer who helps the oppressed poor - she's from New York City of course, and works for free to "give back"; the latino heroine whose family owns 1000 acres in Napa Valley but is tragically married to a West Texas rancher/oil man who beats her constantly; his matriarchal mother who still wears jeans and fringed blouses fit for a 20 year old and lacquers her hair into a beehive; poor Mexican immigrants living as row croppers that quote Balzac; gum popping white waitresses who won't talk to their "beaner" mexican customers; and of course a hero who was mysteriously discharged from the Army after being somehow psychologically ruined by the military. The local sheriff is a fat drunken anglo, but law enforcement is saved by the sharp looking, well built hispanic ranger. And all this is just the tip of the sterotypical iceberg. After a few chapters the read is funny just to see what kind of a world view is held by this New York City writer. Seriously flawed book by someone who obviously hasn't researched his material.
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Lee Child started out with some pretty fine novels in his series featuring the ex-military cop, now drifter Jack Reacher. Reacher seems to have a penchant for landing in some rather outlandish and bizarre situations. Unfortunately, Child lost his touch in this one. ECHO BURNING is a slow, drawn out, and rather boring novel. While RUNNING BLIND, his last novel, was a terribly unbelievable and contrived plot - at least there was plenty of swift, moving action that kept the pages turning. Here we get long, unnecessarily detailed descriptions of Reacher sleeping, Reacher driving in a car, the melodrama of a six year old trying to figure out how to open a locked door. This reader kept saying "let's get on with it already!!"
This was a rather slow and disappointing story.
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By Brenda Pink TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 16 2009
Format: Paperback
This is my first Reacher and to be honest, it was a tough slog through this rambling story. The story never really built and seemed to go along at a snail's pace for me. I realize there are a whole series of Reacher novels, but there was no real character development in this book and no incentive for the reader to try and figure out the storyline - puzzling it out for ourselves that is. I'll probably try another of Child's novels because he seems recommended by a lot of people. But I prefer more thrilling thriller novels - Iles, Lincoln Child, Rollins and others.
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I have heard a lot of praise about Lee Child's Jack Reacher series so I picked up this book at the library, not realizing it was number 5 of the series. What I found was a tough, no nonsense complex character who gets to the bottom of whatever issue he is involved with. In this case, hitchhiking out of town to avoid some unpleasantness with a local cop, he is picked up by a woman named Carmen literally looking for help. She convinces him that she has been abused by a husband who will shortly be released from jail and asks Reacher to kill him. Reacher will not agree to be an assassin but does stay around her husband's Texas ranch to see what is happening for himself. The husband's family is really obnoxious and the farm hands think they will teach Reacher a lesson but are much the worse for the experience as Reacher beats them senseless. Carmen refuses to leave her husband because he told her that he will keep their 6 year old daughter.
Meanwhile, trained assassins are at work tracking down and killing Carmen's husband's lawyer and best friend. Watchers are also keeping tabs on Carmen and her daughter.
When Carmen's husband is killed the first night after his release, she is taken into custody for the murder. Reacher tries to help but she refuses his help now and the DA says she confessed. According to the DA all she has told Reacher has been lies--or has it?
While there are some interesting twists in this story, the ending is somewhat predictable. I did enjoy the show-down in the desert where Reacher cleverly sets up the scene so the bad guys think they are outnumbered. While they are not out-numbered, they are definitely out-strategized.
From other reviews here, it seems I started with an entry into the series that perhaps wasn't one of the Child's best. But the Reacher character is definitely an interesting one and I will read more of this series.
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The Jack Reacher series is great suspense that keeps you coming back. Reacher, the ex-military cynic out to see the world and avoid responsiblitity and commitment at all costs, solves the mystery, gets the bad buy arrested and/or killed and moves on. In Echo Burning he has drifted into Lubbock, Texas where it is hotter than seemingly any other place on earth. As the story opens he has just had the misfortune to beat up a red-neck cop who bothered him in a bar. He exits his motel room via the window and needs a ride out of town...quick! Carmen Green, a beautiful Mexican/American picks him up almost immediately and launches into her story about an abusive husband who is a member of a powerful local family. She has no money and has spent days looking for a hitchhiker who will help her kill her husband so she and her daughter can get away. Now we all know that Reacher doesn't just go around "killing" people, however, he is touched by Carmen's story and goes back to the ranch with her to see what he can do to help. The husband gets killed, Carmen gets arrested, the daughter is taken from the ranch, and the suspense builds as Reacher tries to figure out what is going on.
Reacher fans will remember that Jack travels without luggage and only a toothbrush in his shirt pocket. Buying new clothes every three days or so adds humor to this series especially in Lubbock where the heat and terrible weather make it a really awful idea to wear the same garments for several hours. Even so Jack Reacher is huge, brilliant, and able to shoot in the dark or wherever the villans are. And he always finds the right girl to help solve the case. Read this book now and wait for the next one to appear.
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